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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museum is an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS. The Museum is closed at present for refurbishment and will reopen in the Summer of 2017.  Updates on the refurbishment will be posted  on this website from time to time.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre

News

Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary & details of the forthcoming AGM.